The phrase became the insult comic’s most reliable putdown, and he couldn’t remember how it started!
“I’ve never used four-letter words, ever,” recalled Don, “and with my reputation, you’d think I had.
“But out of frustration with the joints I was working at the time, I’d say, ‘Will you shut up? You’re a real hockey puck!’
“I guess it sounded like swearing!”
The beloved comic would spend decades autographing hockey pucks for his fans — but Don never really enjoyed any benefits from being a good sport about hockey.
“I try to catch the Lakers and Dodgers,” said the funnyman. “They’re my life…I’ve never been that big of a hockey fan!”